Prof. Chang will be giving a talk at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on May 9 in the Phonetics and Phonology Lunch (Phlunch) series. The title of his talk is "Multilingual phonological knowledge in speech perception and production".
Congratulations to PAMLabbie Felix Kpogo on receiving a short-term Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship (GRAF) from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences to support summer fieldwork in Ghana! Well-done, Felix!
Prof. Chang is in Barcelona this week to present a talk (co-authored with Prof. Yao Yao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University) entitled "Multiple factor analysis of individual differences among heritage Mandarin speakers" at the 10th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds 2022)!
PhD student Danielle Dionne will be presenting results from the Asian Americans in Boston project in a poster (co-authored with Prof. Chang) entitled “Sociophonetic variation among Asian Americans: The role of ethnicity and style” at the 182nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) on May 23. Danielle was also admitted to the 2022 ASA School: Living in the Acoustic Environment that will be taking place before the conference. Congratulations to Danielle!
PhD student Kevin Samejon will be presenting his research at two conferences in May:
- “Stress-conditioned vowel change in reduplicated and suffixed words: Evidence from Cebuano /u/”, a poster at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS31), hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
- “Acoustic and social dimensions of word-final /z/ production: Data from acrolectal speakers of Philippine English”, a talk at the 7th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices (EPIP7), hosted by the Université Grenoble-Alpes
Congratulations to Kevin on these presentations!
Prof. Chang will be giving a colloquium at Stony Brook University's Department of Linguistics on Mar. 11. The title of his talk is "Towards a bilingual agenda for research on bilingual speech: Attrition & Drift in Access, Perception, and Production Theory (ADAPPT)" (joint work with Esther de Leeuw).
Congratulations to PhD student and research fellow Megan Brown, who was just awarded a Language Learning Dissertation Grant! Well-done, Megan!
Prof. Chang will be giving a colloquium at NYU's Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders on Feb. 22. The title of his talk is "Intoxication and pitch control in bilingual speech" (joint work with Kevin Tang, Andrew Nevins, Sam Green, Kai Xin Bao, Michael Hindley, and Young Shin Kim).
Congratulations to Kate Fraser, whose work on the Asian Americans in Boston project was accepted for presentation at the UC Berkeley Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students (SLUgS) 6th Annual Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium! The title of the presentation is "Listener perception and identification of Asian American Speech". Brava, Kate!
Welcome to the research interns who will be joining the lab this semester:
- Cheng Jia (Stella) Miao is a senior majoring in Linguistics and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences. Her interests are in phonetics and phonology, multilingualism/bilingualism, and sociolinguistics. She will be working primarily on the Asian Americans in Boston project.
- James Rice is a sophomore majoring in Linguistics. His interests are in language acquisition. He will be working primarily on the Asian Americans in Boston project.
And a warm welcome back to Cristina, Danielle, Felix, Jackson, Kevin, Megan, Michael, and Sam!